WV 8
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From: New Cumberland (Hancock County)
To: near the Pennsylvania State Line (Hancock County)
Total Length: 8.5 miles  
ROUTE LOG
WV 2: 0 - 0
US 30: 8.5 - 8.5
Creation: Created between 1965-70 as a renumbering of part of WV 2, running as it does now. This is the 2nd WV 8.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Fully paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Comment: Not sure why WV 2 was removed from this...

1964 Traffic Count
WV 2 New Cumberland to Chester via US 30
1964 Traffic Count
1976 Official
WV 8 replaces part of WV 2
1976 Official

Previous WV 8's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
US 19: 0 - 0
WV 64 NB: 36 - 36
WV 64 SB: 1 - 37
WV 2: 43 - 80
WV 37 WB: 84 - 164
WV 37 EB: 3 - 167
WV 75: 10 - 177
US 60: 5 - 182
WV 8 #1: Appeared 1922 as new primary routing running from WV 4 (now US 19) Bluefield right at the Virginia line northwest via Welch, Williamson, and Wayne to end at WV 3 (now US 60) Huntington.
In 1926, the 6th St bridge over the Ohio River at Huntington was opened. It is unclear if WV 8 was placed on it. If so, it was renumbered as part of US 52 in late 1926.
Between 1926-28, WV 8 was moved from today's CR 52/1 snd placed on current US 52 from Iager to Roderfield.
About 1931, WV 8 was placed on new primary routing between Roderfield and Welch. The route via Davy became an unnumbered primary route. Today it is CR 7 and a little bit of WV 16.
In 1932, WV 8 was renumbered in its entirety as US 52. Today it is approximated by: CR 11 from Bluefield to Bluewell; CR 52/21 Warden Ave; CR 52/6 and CR 52/11; Pepper St loop; US 52 through Pinnacle State Park; CR 120 and 120/1 through Bramwell; more US 52; abandoned routing along Booths Hollow to meet CR 52/9 to McDowell County; CR 52/14 to Maybury area; CR 52/12 to Switchback; US 52 to Welch except CR 52/23 near Ennis, CR 52/24 at Upland, CR 52/17 superior/Maitland; US 52 ALT through Welch; US 52 Welch to Iaeger; US 52 from Iaeger to Gilbert except abandoned routing at the Wyoming County line, CR 52/11 loop west of Hanover, CR 52/47 loop just inside Mingo County; US 52 to the Logan County piece; abandoned routing northwest, then WV 44; CR 252/57 from WV 44 to Taylorsville; US 52 to outskirts of Williamson; Sycamore and Moore Sts in Williamson; US 52 to US 119; CR 15 through West Williamson; CR 14 and 14/14 through Goodman; US 52 to WV 152 except CR 252/4 leading to the US 52/119 split, CR 52/34 loop in Kermit, CR 52/79 and CR 52/29 loop at Crum, CR 29/16 and CR 29/9 loop north of Crum; WV 152 to I-64 except CR 52/49 in the Echo area, WV 37 ALT and WV 37 into Wayne, mostly just Cleveland St in Wayne, CR 52/39 loop south of Dickson, CR 152/15 and 52/54 near the Cabell line; 5th St to Old Wayne Rd which used to connect to Whitaker Blvd, then over to 8th St all the way to 4th Ave.

1922 Official
WV 8 from Williamson to Huntington
1922 Official
1932 Official
US 52 replaces WV 8
1932 Official
1922 Official
WV 8 Williamson to Bluefield
1922 Official

1932 Official
US 52 replaces WV 8
1932 Official


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